Geoffrey A. Weinberg, M.D.

Geoffrey A. Weinberg, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5944
Fax: (585) 273-1104

Professional Bio

Dr. Weinberg's current research efforts focus on clinical research in two major areas:



1) Integration of vaccine-preventable disease epidemiologic and laboratory surveillance (specifically on enteric and respiratory viral pathogens) with research on the improvement of vaccine delivery and efficacy (New Vaccine Surveillance Network, funded by CDC contract).

2) Clinical trials of new pharmaceuticals, biologics, and vaccines in children and pregnant women infected with HIV (International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent Clinical Trials Network, funded by NIH/NICHD contract)

Additional research interests include definition of the role of iron in infection, particularly with regards to HIV infection and Pneumocystis carinii infection, vaccine biology, and infectious diseases epidemiology.

He is currently Chair of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Committee for the Care of Children & Adolescents with HIV Infection; Co-Chair of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines; and a member of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Management of Pregnant Women & Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission Guidelines.

Dr. Weinberg's practice includes all areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with special emphasis on Pediatric HIV/AIDS medicine, clinical immunology (deficiencies of the immune system, immunization (proper use of vaccines to prevent disease), and assessment of recurrent infections and fevers of unknown cause (including pediatric travel medicine/tropical medicine).

Research Bio

Dr. Weinberg's current research efforts focus on clinical research in two major areas:



1) Integration of vaccine-preventable disease epidemiologic and laboratory surveillance (specifically on enteric and respiratory viral pathogens) with research on the improvement of vaccine delivery and efficacy (New Vaccine Surveillance Network, funded by CDC contract).

2) Clinical trials of new pharmaceuticals, biologics, and vaccines in children and pregnant women infected with HIV (International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent Clinical Trials Network, funded by NIH/NICHD contract)

Additional research interests include definition of the role of iron in infection, particularly with regards to HIV infection and Pneumocystis carinii infection, vaccine biology, and infectious diseases epidemiology.

He is currently Chair of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Committee for the Care of Children & Adolescents with HIV Infection; Co-Chair of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines; and a member of the DHHS/NIH/OARAC Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Management of Pregnant Women & Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission Guidelines.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America 2005 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Univ Rochester Sch Med Dept Pediatrics House Staff Teaching Award ("Morning Report MVP") 2012 - 2013
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Dept of Pediatrics Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award 2007 - 2008
Univ Rochester Sch Med Dept Pediatrics House Staff Teaching Award ("Morning Report MVP") 2004 - 2005
Univ Roch Sch Med Dept Pediatrics House Staff Teaching Award ("Morning Report MVP") 2003 - 2004
Univ Roch Sch Med Dept Pediatrics House Staff Teaching Award ("Morning Report MVP") 2002 - 2003
Univ Roch Sch Med Dept Pediatrics Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 2001 - 2002
Univ Roch Sch Med Dept Pediatrics House Staff Teaching Award ("Morning Report MVP") 1998 - 1999

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 118 available »

2014 Apr
Vogel BH, Bonagura V, Weinberg GA, Ballow M, Isabelle J, Diantonio L, Parker A, Young A, Cunningham-Rundles C, Fong CT, Celestin J, Lehman H, Rubinstein A, Siegel S, Weiner L, Saavedra-Matiz C, Kay DM, Caggana M. "Newborn Screening for SCID in New York State: Experience from the First Two Years." Journal of clinical immunology.. 2014 Apr; 34(3):289-303. Epub 2014 Mar 01.
2014 Jan
Weinberg GA. "Editorial commentary: unexpected benefits of immunization: rotavirus vaccines reduce childhood seizures." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.. 2014 Jan; 58(2):178-80. Epub 2013 Nov 20.
2014 Jan
Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Teel EN, Kerin TK, Hull J, Roy S, Weinberg GA, Payne DC, Parashar UD, Gentsch JR, Bowen MD. "Genetic analysis of G12P[8] rotaviruses detected in the largest U.S. G12 genotype outbreak on record." Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases. 2014 Jan; 21:214-9. Epub 2013 Nov 21.
2013 Oct
Wikswo ME, Desai R, Edwards KM, Staat MA, Szilagyi PG, Weinberg GA, Curns AT, Lopman B, Vinjé J, Parashar UD, Payne DC, Hall AJ. "Clinical profile of children with norovirus disease in rotavirus vaccine era." Emerging infectious diseases. 2013 Oct; 19(10):1691-3.
2013 Aug 28
Kilgore A, Donauer S, Edwards KM, Weinberg GA, Payne DC, Szilagyi PG, Rice M, Cassedy A, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Parashar UD, Staat MA. "Rotavirus-associated hospitalization and emergency department costs and rotavirus vaccine program impact." Vaccine.. 2013 Aug 28; 31(38):4164-71. Epub 2013 Jul 08.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | Indiana University School of Medicine1982
BS | Biological Sciences | Indiana University1978

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatrics Infectious Disease at St Louis Children's Hospital07/01/1984 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Pediatrics at St Louis Children's Hospital07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Pediatrics at St Louis Children's Hospital06/01/1982 - 06/30/1983